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First malware in the wild found exploiting Bluebox's Android app signing flaw

07/25/2013, 02:07 pm

Just three weeks after Bluebox Security first announced the discovery of a key flaw in Google's Android with the potential to turn devices into a "zombie botnet," Symantec has reported finding rogue apps that take advantage of the vulnerability.

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Facebook updates iOS app with verified celebrity check marks, introduces Instagram Web embeds

07/10/2013, 08:07 pm

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out a small user interface update to its iOS app for verified public figures, and also debuted a new Instagram feature that allows users to embed photos and video into Web posts.

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Most popular Android app caught harvesting users contacts: Facebook

07/01/2013, 05:07 pm

Facebook, the top-ranking free app in Google Play, has taken advantage of Android's weak platform security to collect users' phone numbers as soon as the app is installed, highlighting core differences in Apple's approach to protecting users' privacy and those of social-advertising firms like Facebook and Google.

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Facebook bug exposes personal information of 6M users

06/21/2013, 05:06 pm

A Facebook security bug that has been in existence since last year was discovered this week, but only after the contact information of six million users had been exposed.

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Facebook adds video sharing to Instagram, similar to Vine, Lightt apps

06/20/2013, 03:06 pm

Just over a year after buying the Instagram photo sharing service for $1 billion, Facebook has added video sharing features that are similar to Vine, the video-only sharing app acquired by Twitter, and Lightt, an independent video sharing service.

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Google reportedly mulling $1B Waze bid, could spark bidding war with Facebook

05/23/2013, 08:05 pm

According to Bloomberg sources, Google is looking to throw in a $1 billion bid for Waze, possibly portending a bidding war between the search giant and Facebook, which is also rumored to be eyeing an acquisition of the social mapping service.

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Facebook's Share Dialog for connected iOS apps promises enhanced usability, easy coding

05/20/2013, 08:05 pm

Facebook on Monday brought its Share Dialog out of beta which, once adopted by iOS app developers, will allow users to share content in-app without first having to sign in to the social network.

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iPhone's popularity among Facebook staff may have aided in Home's lackluster launch

05/15/2013, 11:05 am

The launch of Facebook's Home layer on Android appears to have been a flop, with relatively low installation rates and even lower user ratings on Google Play thus far. Now, some observers are blaming an unlikely candidate: Apple's iPhone.

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Netflix accounts for 1/3 of nightly home Internet traffic, Apple's iTunes takes 2%

05/14/2013, 02:05 pm

Data sent from iTunes represents 1.9 percent of North American Internet traffic every night, a share beyond all other competing digital storefronts, but also well behind the bandwidth served up by Netflix.

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AT&T to reportedly drop HTC's 'Facebook Phone' following sluggish sales

05/13/2013, 08:05 pm

After just over a month of sputtering sales, and a subsequent price drop to $0.99, AT&T will reportedly discontinue the HTC First, otherwise known as the "HTC Facebook Phone."

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Facebook reportedly in talks to buy social mapping service Waze

05/10/2013, 08:05 am

Waze, the social mapping and traffic service that Apple once recommended as a potential alternative to its own iOS Maps solution, is reportedly in talks with Facebook about a possible acquisition by the networking giant.

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Facebook app for iOS gets Chat Heads, stickers, new News Feed

04/16/2013, 12:04 pm

Facebook on Tuesday rolled out an update for its flagship iOS app that doesn't quite bring it in line with the capabilities of Facebook Home on Android, but does port over some new elements.

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Facebook reportedly in discussions to bring 'Home' to Apple's iPhone, Microsoft Windows Phone [u]

04/15/2013, 08:04 pm

Coming on the heels of Facebook's debut of the Google Android-based "Home" app launcher earlier in April, the company is now said to be in talks with Apple to possibly collaborate on such an initiative for the iPhone.

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Facebook Home for Android developed with Apple's Quartz Composer

04/11/2013, 10:04 pm

Facebook Home, the social network's package of Android apps intended to take over the user experience of select smartphones running Android, was rapidly prototyped using Apple's powerful Quartz Composer visual programing tool.

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Fragmentation means nearly half of Android users won't get Facebook Home

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

The "openness" of Google's Android platform may have made Facebook's new Home experience possible, but the fragmented nature of the Android market means that nearly half of all Android users will be unable to run its new Home feature.

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Zuckerberg unclear on iOS Facebook Home, says Android's openness allows unique experiences

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was non-committal on Thursday when asked if iOS users could expect to see Facebook Home showing up on their devices, saying instead that the openness of Google's Android platform made possible experiences "that you can't have anywhere else."

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Photo of purported 'Facebook phone' leaked ahead of event

04/02/2013, 05:04 pm

With a planned Facebook special event two days away, a photo of an HTC-built handset dubbed the "HTC First" has hit the Web, stoking flames that a true Facebook phone may soon see release.

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Facebook to reportedly unveil iOS competitor at April event

03/28/2013, 09:03 pm

In a highly suggestive invitation to an April 4 event sent out on Thursday, Facebook welcomes media to "Come See Our New Home On Android," hinting the social networking monolith will finally reveal a much-rumored purpose-built operating system.

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Facebook Messenger gets VOIP; Evernote adds document search

03/25/2013, 09:03 am

Facebook Messenger users on iOS in the U.K. and other parts of Europe will get a software update on Monday enabling Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) calling within the app. Meanwhile, note syncing service Evernote has added a new search feature for subscribers to its premium service.

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Facebook updates flagship iOS app with cover photos, group messaging improvements

03/18/2013, 05:03 pm

Facebook on Monday rolled out version 5.6 of its iOS app, bringing a few new features like the ability to change cover photos in-app and enhancements to group messaging.

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